The Great Escape: Cast List Of This Star-Studded Movie From 1963

By Kellar Ellsworth
James Coburn, director John Sturges, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson on the set of 'The Great Escape.' Source: Amazon.com

The Great Escape (1963) and its cast list inevitably come up when discussing the best war movies and iconic '60s films. Its star was Steve McQueen, though the big names surrounding him -- James Garner, Donald Pleasence, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson and others -- really make it an ensemble cast. It was one of those perfect set-ups: a group of wily Allied POWs are confined to a camp considered "escape-proof" -- and then over the course of nearly three hours we get to watch these resourceful characters plan and execute the, well, great escape. 

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